April Office of Education News

Office of Education News

Dr. Kerri Palamara to Lead Faculty Development Sessions on Coaching and Positive Psychology

The Office of Education will host Kerri Palamara, MD, Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School on Thursday, May 28 – Friday, May 29, 2020 for faculty development on coaching and positive psychology. The event will include information sessions and interactive workshops. View full profile and RSVP here.


Academy of Educators Now Offering Faculty Workshops

The Academy of Educators is offering specialized workshops for departments and divisions.  Academy members have expertise in a vast array of content areas and are available for department faculty development events or 1:1 consultations.  To view the leaders, content areas and to request a workshop, click here.


The Way We Work, A TED Series: The Secret to Giving Great Feedback

Humans have been coming up with ways to give constructive criticism for centuries, but somehow we’re still pretty terrible at it. Cognitive psychologist LeeAnn Renninger shares a scientifically proven method for giving effective feedback.  Watch now.


The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Has developed an assessment course for educational leaders (e.g., program directors, associate program directors, Clinical Competency Committee chairs) and clinician educators with major assessment responsibilities. This interactive, interdisciplinary course is designed to provide participants with practical skills and approaches in building and managing programs of assessment, with a particular focus on work-based assessments for the six general competencies and related milestones. Register here.

OFD News
Bess Marshall, MD, Steps Down from OFD

After 12 years, Bess Marshall, MD, Professor of Pediatrics in Endocrinology and Diabetes, will be stepping down from her position as co-director for the Pediatric Office of Faculty Development. Marshall first came to WashU in 1990 to complete her fellowship in endocrinology after obtaining her medical degree from Vanderbilt and completing …

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Resources for parents with school-aged children

500 Women Scientists Minecraft Server To sign-up: https://t.co/vMOY2j0A2Y?amp=1, Open to Kids and relatives too! Follow the Minecraft Server creators the 500 Women Scientists Crafting Group on twitter: @500WSCrafting   Edge for Scholars.org: A web-based forum with all sorts of information to support an academic physician including: Science help for homebound kids …

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Employee online support groups

WashU psychiatry faculty are hosting weekly, confidential Zoom support groups to help employees cope during these challenging times. Details are on the HR Mental Health Resources page. Current topics include: Mondays — Quarantine Support Group, 10-11 a.m.; Frontline Support Group, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays — Coffee and Questions: Ask the Expert, …